The Croc Catch­ers NT

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Mon­day, 7.30pm, Na­tional Ge­o­graphic This is a ter­rific new ad­ven­ture se­ries built around the day-to-day ac­tiv­i­ties of the five mem­bers of the North­ern Ter­ri­tory’s croc­o­dile man­age­ment unit. They are re­spon­si­ble for an area the size of Bri­tain, and a croc pop­u­la­tion al­most equiv­a­lent to the hu­man pop­u­la­tion of Dar­win. As you’d ex­pect, there are lots of elec­tric gui­tar-en­hanced croc wran­gling scenes, but the pro­gram also works well as a glossy brochure for the Top End, which looks ut­terly mag­nif­i­cent. De­spite the nar­ra­tor’s claim at the be­gin­ning of this de­but episode that the five team mem­bers are highly trained, it turns out that two mem­bers are new re­cruits. They are a plea­sure to spend time with and their en­thu­si­asm for the work they do in a place they love is in­fec­tious.

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